Video & Animation (Explainer) Tools

Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 14:57 pm

Tools used to create and host videos and animations. In alphabetical order.


FEATURED TOOL
mysimpleshow
mysimpleshow is an online video-maker tool that allows users to create explainer videos. The tool transforms any text into a video in minutes.
Cost: Free. Premium versions available. | Available: Hosted


OTHER TOOLS

award-128Adobe After Effects
Create incredible motion graphics and visual effects.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 132  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-after-effects/


Adobe Animate
Edge Animate lets web designers create interactive HTML animations for web, digital publishing, rich media advertising and more, reaching both desktop and mobile browsers with ease.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Adobe Flash
Flash from Adobe lets you create powerful and engaging animations.  Flash ActionScript provides even more functionality.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


award-128Adobe Premiere Pro
Lets you capture, edit, and deliver video to the web, and mobile devices.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 76  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-premiere/


Animatron
Stunning HTML5 animation – no coding required.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Anime Studio Pro
The all-in-one animation tool for professionals and digital artists.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


award-128Animoto
Animoto lets you turn your photos, video clips, and music into videos to share with everyone.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 159  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-animoto/


Audio Acrobat
Create your audio + video, select a feature and magic happens with us!
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Avidemux
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Bambuser
Broadcast live using your mobile device or webcam. Share to your blog or favourite social network Interact with your viewers
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Brightcove
Simplifying delivery of video to every destination and device.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


CrazyTalk
Powerful 2D and facial animation.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


Cyberlink PowerDirector
Fast and flexible video editing
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


EDpuzzle
EDpuzzle lets you take any video off the web, edit it, add notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor student work.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Explaindio
Animation, Doodle Sketch, and Motion Video Creation Software.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


award-128Flipgrid
A video discussion platform that fuels #studentvoice. Instructors pose questions and students respond with short videos which can be viewed by all students.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial for instructors. Free for students. Available: Hosted/Download apps
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 113  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/flipgrid/


Freemake Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter converts video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, DVD, MP3, iPad, iPhone, PSP, Xbox, Android phones.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


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GoAnimate is an easy-to-use tool to create professional animated videos.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 68  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/goanimate/


Handbrake
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Hummingbird
HummingbirdShare is a multimedia knowledge base, designed to capture and access the expertise in your company.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


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iMovie  makes viewing and working with video as easy as enjoying your photos. A built-in library automatically organizes all the clips you’ve captured and movies you’ve created.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download (for Macs)
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 120  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/directory/imovie/


Kaltura
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted/Installed


award-128Kizoa
Online Movie Maker and Video Editor
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 199  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/kizoa/


Livestream
The world’s #1 live video platform powers 4,000,000 events each year.
Cost:  Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


Media Semantics
The Character Builder is a media authoring tool that installs on your PC and lets you generate unlimited, royalty-free materials in HTML5, Flash, video, and mobile formats.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Meerkat
Press ‘Stream’, and instantly live stream video from your phone to everywhere
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download app


Mixcraft
Mixcraft is The Musician’s DAW – the ideal application for creating professional quality songs, mixes, and videos with ease.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


award-128Moovly
Easily create animated videos and presentations.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 130  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/moovly/


MovieMaker
Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


Nawmal
With nawmal you can create your own movies in minutes
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


award-128Office Mix
From Microsoft, a free PowerPoint app to create interactive lessons.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download for PCs only
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 63See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/office-mix/


Panopto
Panopto is the only video platform that provides businesses and universities with integrated video recording, live streaming, video management, and inside-video search.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Installed


Periscope
Live stream from your phone.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download app


Pinnacle Studio
Video editing software.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


PodcastPeople
Everything you need to get started. Record audio & video directly In your web browser.
Cost: Commercial |  Available: Hosted


PowToonaward-128
PowToon is an online software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 29  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/powtoon/


Qumu
Qumu provides a comprehensive platform for capturing video, automating secure streaming and downloading, simplifying its management and maintaining its complete control.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


Renderforest
Renderforest provides free tools for creating professional intros, animations, slideshows and music visualizations in minutes.
Cost: Free. Charge for video exported without watermark/in high quality   |  Available: Hosted


SchoolTube
SchoolTube.com is the nation’s largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators – exclusively endorsed by over twenty national education associations.
Cost: Free |  Available: Hosted


SitePal
Create a speaking avatar for your website.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


StudioRack
StudioRack is a modular live audio and video production system for the Windows O.S., intended for the more demanding podcaster, audio and video producers, DJ’s, radio stations, tv stations etc.
Cost: Free |  Available: Download


Swiffy
A simple Flash to HTML5 converter that helps make SWF files available to a larger audience.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


SWiSH Max4
Advanced Flash Creation Tool For The Graphic Artist Or Web Professional.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download


TeacherTube
TeacherTube provides a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


TeachOutLoud
TeachOutLoud is a service which allows you to publish and sell your audio and video learning content.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted


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TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading – annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. TED Ed is a tool to create lessons around TED Talks and other videos.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 31  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ted-talksed/


Tegrity
Automatically captures, stores and indexes every lecture on campus.
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download/Hosted


ThingLink
ThingLink is an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos.
Cost:  Free  |  Available: Hosted


Ustream
Online video streaming at scale. Secure video sharing for teams and enterprises
Cost:  Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Hosted


Vcasmo
Publish video+slides presentation, support playback in browser, mobile, and iPad.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


Vialogues
Vialogies = video+ dialogues, Vialogues allow for meaningful and dynamic time-stamped discussions about videos.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


award-128Viddyoze
Web based 3D animation and video software.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 172  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/viddyoze/


VideoPad
Video editing software anyone can use
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Videora
Videora Converter is a free video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s so you can play them on your video playing device.
Cost: Free |  Available: Hosted


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Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know-how
Cost: Commercial. Free trial  |  Available: Download
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 71  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/videoscribe/.


Vidizmo
Live & On-Demand Video Streaming Solutions That Fit Your Need.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


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Vimeo is a video-sharing website where users can upload, view and share videos.
Cost: Free and premium versions |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 52  See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/vimeo/


Vine
Create 6 second videos
Cost: Free | Available: Download app


Vrideo
Share and stream immersive video on the web and across our suite of mobile and VR apps.
Cost: Free | Available: Download app


Vzaar
Private, secure video hosting for businesses.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


WebPod Studio
WebPod Studio is the World’s Leading Podcast Software that produces both audio and video podcasts.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Download


award-128WeVideo
Simple to use video editor. Can be downloaded to google drive, can have private or public. Easy to login with Google.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 174 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wevideo/


Wideo
Make professional videos in minutes.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Download


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A key learning resource and a place for anyone to share their own video content.
Cost: Free   |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2017: 1 See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/youtube/


Zaption
Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students and deepen understanding.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Zentation
If YouTube and PowerPoint had a baby… it would be Zentation.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted